Years ago while studying scriptures, there was a sentence that just kept standing out to me. John the Baptist had been said to have made the statement, and then Jesus himself said it too;
“Behold! The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!”
After a few days of contemplation, it became clear to me that I was already in Heaven, but that I couldn’t see it.
Buddha, Yogananda, OSHO, and Eckhart Tolle all said pretty much the same thing. One of my favorite quotes by Eckhart Tolle is when he says,
“If enlightenment is something that you are working towards, or that you are going to achieve, … then you’ve already missed it.”
All the way-showers say that it is right here.
It was pointed out to me that during the time that Jesus walked the earth, all the things and elements necessary to make airplanes were already in existence. So were all the things to needed to create electricity.
But people didn’t know all that yet. They hadn’t seen that yet.
But as man evolved, they began to see that if you took this element and combined it with that element, and then heated it to a certain degree…
You get the idea.
It took Mr. Edison over twenty years to get his lightbulb to work. Along the way he created the vacuum pack procedure(which is widely used today), did a lot to enhance the art of glass blowing, and God only knows what all else he created and invented while assembling the lightbulb.
He never for a second doubted his idea or the possibility of the light bulb. To him it was only a matter of finding the right combination of elements.
He knew all along, that the lightbulb already was.
This week in my studies and practice, I’ve been led right back here to this same mantra. This very same idea that “Behold! The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!”
The conditions that I want to create for myself and my family, for the people around me, and for the world, they are already here and all around me now. They are “at hand”.
And the very same is true for you and for everyone else.
You couldn’t see it in your mind if there wasn’t a way for it to become reality.
Because it already is!